Some Findings

Doris Grumbach begins her memoir , The Presence of Absence: On Prayers and Epiphany, with a quotation from the Greek dramatist Aeschylus:

And in our sleep   pain,  which cannot forget     falls drop by drop   until in our own despair    against our will, comes wisdom by the awful grace of God.

The second finding for this day is an Irish rune blessing.

Deep peace of the running wave to you,  Deep peace of the flowing air to you,

Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,  Deep peace of the shining stars to you. . .

I guess when words don’t come, good words from the past can suffice. I shared the story of finding my father with Sarah today so I have far fewer words tonight. The finding of him is a great gift of joy. Like a little Easter. More to come. As I am able.

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